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The Dubai Man Kicked Out Of Saudi Arabia For Being 'Too Handsome'? (PICTURES, VIDEO)


Society & Culture  (tags: SaudiaArabia, religiouspolice, AbuDhabi, Dubai, Arabworld, fundamentalists )

BMutiny
- 488 days ago - huffingtonpost.co.uk
Three men were ejected from SaudiArabia by religious police for being "too handsome". A local newspaper explained the men had been targeted amid fears "female visitors would fall for them", and they were swiftly deported to Abu Dhabi. Check this one out!



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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 12:29 pm
Without further ado, meet Omar Borkan Al Gala, a photographer, actor and poet from Dubai.

Though he has not yet confirmed he was indeed one of the infamous three, Al Gala has modestly posted a link to the original news report on his Facebook page, along with such musings as: "The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides." Sigh.

We’ve messaged Al Gala to ask what it’s like to be so “really, really ridiculously good-looking” that you're thrown out of a country, and we’ll get back to you if he responds (and once we've had a lie down…)

Speculation initially highlighted by Sky Dancing Blog suggested Al Gala was attending Riyadh's annual Janadriyah Festival when the incident occurred.

omar borkan al gala
True to his roots: Looking pensive in the company of a camel

Emirates 24/7 states the three men in question were delegates at a stand promoting the UAE, which had attracted the attention of the religious police due to the unexpected presence of a female Emirati artist.

A spokesman for the UAE delegation issued a statement confirming: “Her visit to the UAE stand was a coincidence as it was not included in the programme which we had already provided to the festival’s management.”

Arabian Business, which has also fingered Al Gala as being one of the trio, points out the strictly conservative Sunni Muslim society prohibits women from interacting with unrelated males.

Out of pure journalistic curiosity we're looking forward to checking out the other two chaps too.
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 12:38 pm
Without further ado, meet Omar Borkan Al Gala, a photographer, actor and poet from Dubai.

Though he has not yet confirmed he was indeed one of the infamous three, Al Gala has modestly posted a link to the original news report on his Facebook page, along with such musings as: "The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides." Sigh.

We’ve messaged Al Gala to ask what it’s like to be so “really, really ridiculously good-looking” that you're thrown out of a country, and we’ll get back to you if he responds (and once we've had a lie down…)

Speculation initially highlighted by Sky Dancing Blog suggested Al Gala was attending Riyadh's annual Janadriyah Festival when the incident occurred.

omar borkan al gala
True to his roots: Looking pensive in the company of a camel

Emirates 24/7 states the three men in question were delegates at a stand promoting the UAE, which had attracted the attention of the religious police due to the unexpected presence of a female Emirati artist.

A spokesman for the UAE delegation issued a statement confirming: “Her visit to the UAE stand was a coincidence as it was not included in the programme which we had already provided to the festival’s management.”

Arabian Business, which has also fingered Al Gala as being one of the trio, points out the strictly conservative Sunni Muslim society prohibits women from interacting with unrelated males.

Out of pure journalistic curiosity we're looking forward to checking out the other two chaps too.
 

Shan D. (49)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 12:48 pm
Okay, so he's cute. Better make him wear a niqab, I guess...
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 1:03 pm
Bizarre
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (273)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 4:29 pm
Strange
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 25, 2013, 7:55 pm
Bloody speechless
 

pam w. (191)
Friday April 26, 2013, 8:55 pm
Bloody GORGEOUS!

 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Saturday April 27, 2013, 11:38 pm
Hey, this guy is going to make Eyeliner for [presumably straight] men fashionable!
It looks GREAT on him!

I predict he has a wonderful future as a model in the West, if he wants it... remains to be seen if he is a good actor. Well, maybe he doesn't have to "act" at all, women would still go see his films...
 
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